Don't get caught in front of the vending machine again. Pack these healthy snacks (each less than 200 calories) to keep you feeling full and satisfied throughout the work day. By: Text: Katherine Brooking, M.S., R.D. and Holley Grainger, M.S., R.D.
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Grab an apple, banana, pear, grapes, or other portable fruit as you dash out the door every morning. If you grab a different fruit every day (and change with the seasons), you'll obtain a good variety of nutrients plus fiber, and won't get bored with the same old snack. The average serving of fruit is around 70 calories so pair with a cup of fat-free milk (about 90 calories) for a protein boost as well as extra calcium and vitamin D. This protein and fiber combination will keep you feeling full and prevent mindless eating.